Mid-America Hunting Association is a self guided private land foot hunter organization.
Each Association hunter hunts his choice of season. For as many days as he has. May do so over the three state Association region. All for one flat rate.
We operate in Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.
The hunts we offer are Mule and Whitetail Deer; waterfowl over wetlands for duck and goose; wild Bobwhite Quail and pheasant; Eastern and Rio Grande Turkey.
Since 1965 We seek to have fewer hunters, more land per hunter with improved habitat quality. Each piece of land has been surveyed by one of the two Association partners, Jon Nee or John Wenzel, in most cases more than once.
We provide the private land access, recommendations where to hunt and a local lodging listing. The hunter supplies his own skill and equipment.
How it works is that if we allocate a membership that hunter gains access to an online map library of all lease land. All land is identified by number. Hunters would then receive recommendations of where to hunt for what the hunter is after and also relative to habitat preferences. That hunter would then scout or hunt those spots and encouraged to scout further. Most hunters after their third season have covered sufficient ground and found more spots they like better they are not likely to be hunting their first year farms. That is when the golden nugget spots become more visible and eyes-on success rate increase.
Each hunter may plan to return to hunt the same land from year to year as well as enjoy the added adventure of exploring new spots.
We offer all this at one flat annual rate without hidden costs.
The next step is to review the hunting interest of choice:
Then review the administrative information covering costs, rules, membership agreement, pressure numbers and more. That is all contained within the Index section.
After all that have a think on it. After a day, if you wake up the next morning, give us a call to discuss your plans. We take calls day and evening most days of the week.
913 773 8110
Last summer and winter we made a lot of improvements in Henry County, Missouri Unit B to enhance the waterfowl hunting. In the March 14 Update we showed the north wade-in area almost full of water. We recently had a small overflow that filled everything, so we wanted to show an illustration of our finished product.
The north wade-in area August 2011.
The north wade-in area August 2012.
The north wade-in area May 2013.
We have plans to drain the lake bed and plant feed for the ducks, but have to wait until the water level recedes on the drainage ditch behind the levee. We will do the same for the south wade-in area.
Overflow water from the north wade-in area running into Fisher’s Lake. This is a result of the final phase of last summer’s dirt work project.
Fisher’s Lake has been low on water for the past couple of seasons. Once we repaired the levees on the south wade-in area we cut off a good part of the water source to Fisher’s Lake, blind #2. Now that the lake is full we are going to hold water for teal season.
The slough full of water once again. A taste of Nature at its’ finest.
MAHA is slowly approaching its 50 year anniversary.
The club was founded in 1965 by several individuals that realized private land access was work to establish. Once gained required more work to retain. A more efficient system than just a handshake was required to sustain recreation and limit non-hunting administrative time. The foundation for MAHA's creation.
The founders have been gone for some time now. Jon Nee picking up the reins in 1981 carrying it through to today and for the foreseeable future.
The primary hunting interest in the beginning was quail and all of the leases were located in SE Kansas.
We still have a couple of original members and one last original land lease passed from father to son, which is in Coffey County.
During that era quail hunting in SE Kansas was as good as it gets. Ten plus covey days and limits were common.
Bob's crew back in 1980, about the time near pocket sized film cameras became available.
1970 resident hunting licenses amounted to 210,000 in Kansas. Non-residents in 1970 was 24,200. By 2011 the numbers decreased to 99,000 residents and increased to 52,200 non-residents.
To be continued….